Showing posts from January, 2015
SIKKIM (NORTH DISTRICT)It is sheer magic the sparkle of snow, awesome gorges, spine chilling trauks, the lure of mountains and the quaint lifestyle of semi-nomadic yak herders and rare tribal societies. PLACE YOU WILL EXPLORE

KABI LUCGCHOK: 7 Km away from Gangtok on the North Sikkim highway the historical site marks the treaty of blood brotherhood between the Lepcha chief Te-Kung-Tek and the Bhutia chief Khey-Bum-Sa. A memorial stone pillar still marks the event 

PHENSANG MONASTERY: Belonging to the Nyingmapa Buddhist order it was built in 1721 during the time of Jigmee Pawo. Gutted by fire in 1947 it was later rebuild in 1948.

PHODONG MONASTERY: About 38 Km. from Gangtok it is one of the six major monasteries in Sikkim. Belonging to the Kagyud order it was build by Chogyal Gyurmed Namgyal in the 18th century and is famed for the murals adorning its walls.

LABRANG MONASTERY: Lying futher 2 Km uphill from Phodong Monastery it belongs to the Nyingmapa sect. The Gonpa still retains its old st…

BENGAL NATURAL HISTORY MEUSEM 1.The Bengal Natural History Museum is at a distance of around 1 km from the railway station.[Exact location:Below chowrasta on the back side of Gorkha Rangamancha Bhawan or Bhanu Bhawan].It remains open from 9 a.m to 5 p.m on all days except on national holidays. The Museum was built in the year 1903,the idea for starting the Museum was to provide the visitors to have an opportunity to obtain information about the birds and butterflies of the hill areas.At that time there was no intention that the collection should be such which would provide the students to study the fauna of the hills.due to such unsatisfactory reasons new building was formed in 1915.The Bengal Natural History Museum was thus formed in 1923 for the management of the museum.
BOTANICAL GARDEN Liyod's Botanical Garden locally known as Fulbari was established in the year 1878.Its about 0.5 Km below from Darjeeling Market [or 2.5km from Darje…